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  • Local | July 23, 2013

    One last time (probably not), MHS Class of ’43 convenes

    Reunion.phatch

    One thing you could say about the Manhattan High class of 1943: The surviving members are dedicated to having a good time. Seventy years and 13 reunions following their war-era graduation, they’re back together again. The class first reunited to mark its 10th anniversary, and has

  • Local |Education | July 23, 2013

    USD 383 to discuss mill levy

    The USD 383 school board will discuss its mill levy options for the first time during a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center. USD 383 will need at least $804,795 in additional funds to pay for already approved staffing additions and make up

  • Local |Business |Government, Politics | July 23, 2013

    Flat economic development funds seen

    The county’s contribution to the Pottawatomie County Economic Development Corporation (PCEDC) will remain the same for 2014, despite a request for an increase of almost $23,000. Bob Cole, PCEDC director, asked Pott County Commissioners Monday for an increase in their annual contribution from $180,000 to $202,863. The increase

  • Local |Business | July 23, 2013

    Schmidt: Shoe buyers receiving refunds

    Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced on Monday that more than 4,000 Kansas consumes who filed claims against Skechers USA Inc.-brand toning shoes will receive refund checks totaling more than $295,000 as the result of a legal settlement. The settlement resolved allegations that Skechers made unsupported

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 23, 2013

    Pott County to host open house of new jail in August

    An open house for the newly completed Pottawatomie County Justice Center at Westmoreland will be held Saturday, August 10. Pottawatomie County Commissioners settled on the open house date during their regular meeting Monday, after conferring with Tricia Fruendt of SMH Consultants, the county’s construction liaison.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 23, 2013

    Accused murderer bound over for trial

    Michael Dechant, 19, the Ogden man accused of killing his former girlfriend’s 6-month-old baby, was bound over for trial in Riley County District Court Tuesday morning. Magistrate Judge William Malcolm determined there was probable cause in the case against Dechant, who is accused of killing

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 22, 2013

    Commissioners to ban concealed carry on the job

    The Riley County Commission approved a draft personnel amendment Monday prohibiting most employees from carrying concealed weapons during working hours. County Counselor Clancy Holeman brought the draft legislation to the board after department heads brought up concerns about employees carrying concealed weapons off the property.

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 22, 2013

    Hispanics in SW Kansas

    A Kansas State University researcher is examining why Hispanic immigration has become more common in rural areas and how Hispanic immigrants have adapted in these places, particularly southwest Kansas. Matthew Sanderson, associate professor of sociology who studies international migration, is completing a study on Hispanic

  • Local | July 22, 2013

    Pink fire truck coming to Manhattan rodeo

    Staff reports Nicki the fire truck doesn’t fight fires anymore. This pink traveling memorial spreads love and hope in support of women who have cancer, and she’s coming to the Kaw Valley Rodeo for Tough Enough to Wear Pink night on Friday, July 26.

  • Local | July 22, 2013

    Cowboy history recognized on national day

    Importance of the cowboy to development of this country is being recognized with the National Day of the Cowboy. “On the fourth Saturday of July, many states in the nation celebrate the contribution of cowboys and cowgirls to America’s culture and heritage,” explained Ron

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